Tours & Tickets
Dublin needs to examine first glance like a fairly modern city. Founded by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago (you can see the archaeological evidence, at the Dublinia Museum), the Irish capital feels like a mythic place. While you won't see the historic buildings of many other European cities, the charm of the Irish capital lies in it culture and people. Duck into one of Dublin's 600+ pubs to hear an Irish music jam session. A literary city like no other, experience Dublin literature on a literary pub crawl or visit museums dedicated to the written word. Wish to medieval illustrated manuscripts? Look at the Book of Kells at Trinity College. Want something a little more recent? The Bram Stoker Museum showcases the life of the Dracula author. Of course, Ireland wouldn’t be the same ones without its beer or whiskey, so a sojourn to the Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jamestown Distillery is a highlight. Keep up the partying in the restaurants and bars of Dublin's vibrant Temple Bar district, where you can sleep in a hotel owned by members of U2.
When you arrive in Ireland, if you want to try fresh Guinness beer, be sure to visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. See for yourself the brewing process. The Guinness Storehouse was completed in 1904 and appears the architectural style of Chicago. The entire building was made of steel. Exquisite lighting design makes the entire exhibition hall shine. The beer exhibition hall has a total of eight floors and systematically introduces the beer brewing process.
This once was a prime spot for watching public whippings, burnings and hangings. Today, it is a prime location to take in some sun or wander through elegantly landscaped gardens. One of three ancient parks within the city, St. Stephen's Green is an critical green space for residents. It boasts a meticulously maintained formal garden, with a special attraction of highly scented plants for the visually impaired. Throughout the beautiful grounds, you find statues and monuments created from granite and bronze. The park is framed by a major shopping district in Dublin and makes the perfect place to enjoy a rest from a day of browsing.